Rohingya crisis | The Daily Star
  • Is global media losing interest?

    As a Bangladeshi with a keen interest in the Rohingya issue, I frequently scan the Internet to get a sense of how the foreign media is treating the evolving Rohingya crisis as we approach the monsoon season. When the Rohingyas started fleeing Myanmar last August, the international community, particularly the Western press, mobilised quickly around the Rohingya cause. From September to December, newspapers, magazines, online media,

  • UNSC team due on April 29

    Bangladesh will describe the brutalities that the Rohingyas faced in Rakhine State and steps taken by the government here to the UN Security Council delegation, which is due in Dhaka on April 29.

  • Monsoon worry for Rohingyas

    With early rains falling on the Rohingya camps in Cox's Bazar, the fear of natural calamities has heightened among the refugees living in tiny shanties made of bamboo poles and tarpaulin in the district's Ukhia and Teknaf.

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    Citing Rohingya massacre, Myanmar army chief urges soldiers to obey law

    Myanmar army chief Min Aung Hlaing tells military personnel in the country that they must obey the law, citing as an example the sentencing of seven soldiers for a massacre of Rohingya Muslim men that was the subject of a Reuters investigation.

  • ‘Not my concern'

    A top Myanmar official has admitted Rohingyas were tortured but played down the global concern over its ethnic cleansing, saying his

  • Rohingya refugees

    Raped, killed because they are Rohingya

    A Rohingya rights activist has asked the UN Security Council to refer Myanmar to the International Criminal Court immediately for its

  • Bangladeshi photojournalist in Pulitzer winning photography team

    Mohammad Ponir Hossain, a Bangladeshi photojournalist, is one of the photography staff of Reuters team that won the Pulitzer Prize for feature photography documenting the Rohingya crisis.

  • Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal


    In a sudden move, Myanmar has taken back five Rohingyas from no man's land between Bangladesh and Myanmar, an event the international media has dubbed as the repatriation of first refugee family since the crisis began in August last year.

  • Responsibility Myanmar's

    The UN Refugee Agency has inked a deal with Bangladesh on voluntary returns of Rohingya refugees but said conditions in Myanmar are not yet conducive to a safe, dignified and sustainable repatriation.

  • Rohingya Return: Dhaka today signs MoU with UNHCR

    Bangladesh and the UNHCR are set to sign today a Memorandum of Understanding on the repatriation of Rohingyas, who fled violence

  • Repatriation 'very soon'

    Myanmar Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Minister Win Myat Aye yesterday hinted at taking actions against senior Myanmar

  • Rohingya-refugee

    Action against military officials if violate law: Myanmar minister

    Myanmar Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Minister Win Myat Aye indicates taking actions against senior Myanmar military officials if they violate laws of the land to avoid repetition of atrocities in Rakhine Sate.

  • Myanmar not ready for return of Rohingyas: UNHCR

    The UN refugee agency calls a Myanmar minister's visit to Bangladesh to meet Muslim Rohingya refugees a confidence-building measure, but says conditions in Myanmar are not ready for their return.

  • Repatriation a priority

    Amid growing international pressure, Win Myat Aye, an influential Myanmar minister who is overseeing repatriation of the Rohingyas,

  • Rohingyas to be taken back with dignity: Myanmar minister

    Visiting Myanmar's cabinet minister says Rohingyas will be taken back by giving them citizenship and with dignity.

  • Myanmar army

    7 Myanmar soldiers 'get 10 years over Rohingya killings'

    Seven Myanmar soldiers are sentenced to jail with hard labour for their part in the extrajudicial killings of 10 Rohingya Muslim men, according to a Facebook post by the army chief.

  • Rohingya Deportation: War crimes prosecutor seeks to open probe

    The chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court has asked judges to rule whether she can open a probe into the mass deportations of the Rohingya people from Myanmar.

  • Put more pressure on Myanmar

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday urged India to put more pressure on Myanmar to take back over one million Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh.

  • ‘NAM’s shared responsibility to amplify Rohingya voices’

    Bangladesh says the international community including the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) has a shared responsibility to amplify the voices of Rohingyas, the most persecuted minority of the world.

  • Rohingya Influx

    Fishermen rescue Rohingyas at sea off Indonesia

    Indonesian fishermen rescue at least five Rohingya Muslims off the island of Sumatra and bring them ashore, officials say, in the first such landing this year amid media reports that five others had died at sea.

  • Rohingya Repatriation: PM sees virtually no progress

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said there has been virtually no progress on repatriation of the Rohingyas although Bangladesh

  • Canada should welcome Rohingya refugees

    Canada should welcome Rohingya refugees and encourage other nations to do the same, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's special envoy

  • Canada should take leading role in Rohingya crisis: Report

    Canada should take a leadership role in responding to the Rohingya crisis by ramping up humanitarian aid and development efforts and showing a willingness to welcome refugees from the region, Bob Rae, Canada's special envoy to Myanmar, says in his final report.

  • Reimpose sanctions against Myanmar

    Prime Minister's Foreign Affairs Adviser Gowher Rizvi has called for re-imposition of sanctions against Myanmar as a way to put pressure on the Southeast Asian country accused of genocide.

  • ‘Monsoons could bring enormous deaths for Rohingya refugees’

    Myanmar's panel of international advisers on Rohingya issues says that the coming monsoon season could bring "enormous deaths" as refugee camps in neighbouring Bangladesh are not built to withstand the storms.

  • Rohingya crisis issue

    Re-impose sanctions against Myanmar: Gowher Rizvi

    Prime Minister’s Foreign Affairs Adviser Gowher Rizvi calls for re-imposition of sanctions against Myanmar as a way to put pressure on the Southeast Asian country that has been accused of genocide and driving out some seven lakh Rohingyas since August last year.

  • Facebook's chief executive and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg

    Facebook used to ‘incite real harm’ in Myanmar: Zuckerberg

    Facebook's chief executive and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg says the social media company is aware that its tools have been used to spread anti-Rohingya propaganda and "incite real harm" in Myanmar.

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    Rohingya crisis: UN asst secy gen travelling to Myanmar

    United Nations’ Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, Ursula Mueller, is travelling to Myanmar.

  • Don't worry

    The government has chalked out a detailed plan to avert natural disasters in Cox's Bazar Rohingya camps in the upcoming monsoon, Foreign Secretary Shahidul Haque said yesterday, requesting the international community not to worry.

  • The risky refuge

    Nearly two lakh Rohingyas are facing a grave risk of landslide at their makeshift camps in Ukhia of Cox's Bazar. All those camps could also be ravaged if there is a nor'wester or cyclone.